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Moonlighter
01-10-2008, 10:12 PM
Hi team

Has anyone bought a trailer to suit a 5.2 - 5.3m platey lately? I would appreciate recommendations on brand, any particular specifications recommended, and indications of price paid.

Thanks

Grant

Wahoo
02-10-2008, 05:22 PM
Hi Grant

hope this helps

Daz

http://www.ausfish.com.au/vforum/showthread.php?t=131280&highlight=trailers

lippa
02-10-2008, 08:59 PM
i was a belco today, getting some repairs on my POS dunbier.


they are awesome trailers, compared to the dunbier, anyway.

if money allows, i would put a dual axle trailer under that size platey.

Out-Station
02-10-2008, 09:44 PM
Grant, I've got a dual axel 34 roller Belco under my 5.3 Riptide. I had a dual axel Redco before this (got stolen at the ramp). Both were good, although all round i like the Belco more, I got the frame width built to fit my hull, added a few rollers etc. Ryan at Belco was pretty helpfull through the whole process. Belco was about $5,500 or so from emeory. The Redco was a good bit cheaper and good value for the money, I didn't have any hassles with it either, someone else thought it looked ok as well!!

The above being said i reckon I'd go for a built to fit skidded job now rather then the rollers. Less hassles, better on the hull.

Deffinateley go for dual axles with this size boat

Just my ideas.

Cheer's Scott

Wahoo
03-10-2008, 02:56 PM
Grant
also give these guys a go
http://www.fmstrailers.com/custom.htm#optional

Mindi
03-10-2008, 03:16 PM
Grant
also give these guys a go
http://www.fmstrailers.com/custom.htm#optional

look interesting Wahoo...I didnt know they existed..sent them an email and Ivan got back with quite a lot of good info. Looks quality at price you would expect...$3200 approx for 1500kg ATM

Ian1
04-10-2008, 01:08 PM
Hey Grant

I've got a Sealink under my 5.5 Fisher. Its the biggest one they do in single axle. About $2400 8 months ago from memory. I didn't want the extra hassle of the second axle, more wheel bearings to service and extra expense. If I'm loaded up with full fuel, ice and water etc it gets pretty close to max weight so if I'm going camping I need to put most of the gear in the car.
I also had a dual axle sealink under my last boat, a 23ft Caribean. Have never hand a problem with either. The last one did a lot of km's around the gulf country on rough roads.
I don't think you will beat the price on the Redco but they are built cheaper then some. The galvanising on the Redco is quite thin and they develop rust spots here and there.

Cheers

Ian